INI102H1: Telling the Stories of the City: Writing Creative Non-Fiction

An introduction to creative writing techniques and the personal essay form through which students will explore and develop their conscious connection to the natural-urban landscape. The course will include activities such as field trips, readings, interviews, and journaling to generate the material for personal essays on engagement with nature in the city.

  • Winter (2021) Term: Thursdays 3-6


Course Instructor

Sharon English PortraitSharon English is currently the Director of the Writing and Rhetoric program, the Innis One program, and the Innis College Writing Centre. She joined Innis College in 2000 as a writing centre instructor, and teaches fiction writing in the Writing and Rhetoric Program. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Uncomfortably Numb (2002) and Zero Gravity (2006), which was long-listed for the Giller Prize, among other recognitions. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Best Canadian Stories, Dark Matter: Women Witnessing, and Dark Mountain 5 in Britain. She’s especially interested in writers and writing focused on place, and the role of literature in re-visioning a post-industrial society. She has recently completed a novel called What Has Night To Do With Sleep?